The Schedule VII Declaration in Relation to Moving To Canada

Every country throughout the world has established its own matrix of import and export laws.  These are guidelines designed to maintain fair and balanced trade between all the nations in the world by setting regulatory policies and strong economic foundations.   If you try to sell something in another country, these laws help to ensure that the process is legal and fair.

Even if you are not trying to hold a job as an international courier, whenever you bring items of high value across the border, you are still required to declare them and pay the associated fees.  If, for example, you move to Canada from the US and you want to bring your car, it will be treated like an import and you will have to pay various taxes and duties.

If you only plan to be in Canada for an extended—and non-permanent—amount of time, though, you could take some intermediate steps.

SCHEDULE VII DECLARATIONS

When you plan to bring your personal vehicles into Canada for an extended period of up to one year, you will have to fill out a Schedule VII declaration. This is especially important if your car does not meet Canadian compliance standards, as you would otherwise have to perform some modifications to fulfill these standards.  This temporary status allows you to observe some exemptions from certain import rules and regulations you would have had to follow if you were Car importing to Canada with Clearit.ca.

SCHEDULE VII EXEMPTIONS

Here is a list of temporary status exemptions:

  • A non-compliant vehicle can receive temporary status if you intend to use it for exhibition in which the manufacturer or the vehicle producer has plans to display the vehicle as an event’s central focus
  • A non-compliant vehicle can receive temporary status if the vehicle is intended for demonstration to potential buyers/clients or for use at a promotional event
  • A non-compliant vehicle can receive temporary status if the vehicle is intended for use in compliance testing or for evaluation of vehicle integrity within specific environments or for testing under certain other conditions
  • A non-compliant vehicle can receive temporary status if it is in the process of manufacturing completion, especially as part of scheduling a full/official export
  • A non-compliant vehicle can receive temporary status for entertainment/industry productions or if it will be used in the services of civil engineering